FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE Errata

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This document lists errata items for FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE, containing significant information discovered after the release or too late in the release cycle to be otherwise included in the release documentation. This information includes security advisories, as well as news relating to the software or documentation that could affect its operation or usability. An up-to-date version of this document should always be consulted before installing this version of FreeBSD.

This errata document for FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE will be maintained until the release of FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE.

1 Introduction

This errata document contains “late-breaking news” about FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE. Before installing this version, it is important to consult this document to learn about any post-release discoveries or problems that may already have been found and fixed.

Any version of this errata document actually distributed with the release (for example, on a CDROM distribution) will be out of date by definition, but other copies are kept updated on the Internet and should be consulted as the “current errata” for this release. These other copies of the errata are located at, plus any sites which keep up-to-date mirrors of this location.

Source and binary snapshots of FreeBSD 6-STABLE also contain up-to-date copies of this document (as of the time of the snapshot).

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2 Update Information

No news.

3 Security Advisories

No advisories.

4 Known Problems and Solutions

(2005/10/3) At boot time the FreeBSD/sparc64 GENERIC kernel may output the following messages when the machine has no framebuffer:

Aug 26 19:31:27 hostname getty[429]: open /dev/ttyv1: No such file or directory

This is because the machine with no supported graphics hardware does not recognize syscons(4) and /dev/ttyv* device nodes are not created. This is not a harmful error and can be suppressed by disabling /dev/ttyv* entries in /etc/ttys.

(2005/10/3) Kernel modules do not work on FreeBSD/sparc64 when the machine has more than 4GB memory. There is no workaround for this issue except for compiling the modules statically into your custom kernel in advance.

(2005/10/3) The kgdb(1) utility does not work properly on FreeBSD/sparc64 for debugging panics which include traps. As a workaround you can use devel/gdb53.

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